Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

Everything I wrote about "Hopeless" is true about this book. This is a heart breakingly beautiful Novel. I love everything about it, and especially Holder's own voice. 
I loved "Hopeless" and getting the story from Sky's POV but hearing it from Holder's gave a different vibe to the story.

This book begins 13 months prior to "Hopeless" and tells us a little bit more about Les and Holder's relationship and portraits the few days before Les's suicide and what happens after it resulting in him moving for a year to his father. 
We get to see his personal pain and how he deals with it - mainly blames himself. 
Then we get to him meeting Sky and we get to see his ongoing struggle with who she is, who he wants her to be and his struggle with telling her or not and the consequences of it. 

We get a little bit more after "Hopeless" is concluded, about last 5% of the book, but what we get left me in tears and that's saying a lot! We get to hear a little from both Beth (Les and Holder's mother) and from Les herself about the past where Hope is concerned and more than that. 

We also get to know a little bit of Daniel - Holder's best friend who is not just a good friend he is hilarious! I can't wait to read his novella "Finding Cinderella"! I loved how he dealt with what his friend was going through (after Les's suicide and before he left to his father's). He felt so genuine to me. I only wish I could have known someone like him in person - he is so unique! and funny, did I say he was funny? Yeah, he definitely is! Oh, and we get a tiny glimpse into his novella - how he meets Cinderella (Six, Sky's best friend).

Can't praise this novel and the previous one - "Hopeless" enough. Just read it. You'll get it once you do :)

Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 245 pages, 9-10 February 2014 / On GoodReads
Hopeless is the second series by Colleen Hoover. While I didn't really appreciate the first series - Slammed (mostly for the main female character and for the series to be Young Adult) I did really enjoy this one!

I'm filing this one under New Adult mostly for what Sky and Holder are going through though since they are in high school you might put them under the Young Adult category. I do think that their maturity and what they are going through is enough to categorize this one under the NA genre.

Actually it's not a series in the regular sense of the word. The first book being the "main event" written from Sky's POV, the second being the first story told from Holder's POV with a little bit more than was told in the first one and the last novella was a free bonus from the author of Sky's best friend, Six, finding her HEA.

Sky has been home schooled all her life, but on her senior year of high school she convinces her step mother to allow her to go to school. High School isn't that bad, what is confusing is the cute guy she keeps running into - Holder. He seems to be 5 different people, his moods keeps changing and she can't keep up with it. What's his deal anyway? It's SO NOT what you think. 

It's quite a difficult story with a lot of things for both Sky and Holder to find out, about themselves and about each other.

Note - "The Best First Kiss" is a free scene from the first book in Holder's POV. This scene is included in the second installment in the series told from Holder's POV.  

Books (total):
1. Hopeless (published 19 December 2012) ★★★★★
1.5 The "Best First Kiss" (Free Scene) (published 26 December 2012) ★★★★★
2. Losing Hope (published 8 July 2013) ★★★★★
2.5 Finding Cinderella (published 14 October 2013) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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